Monday, 23 March 2009

DEAD KENNEDYS [1986] Bedtime For Democracy

“Bedtime For Democracy” was Dead Kennedys' last studio album. Here, at least in my eyes, the band is having a sort of “to call a spade a spade” moment, they're going against everything and anyone doing wrong in the world of those long forgotten 1980's (but the 1980's shouldn't be forgotten, I think we should remember them as a prelude to genocidal 1990's and schizophrenic 2000's). On this album all kind of 1980's nasties got told what Jello and the band thought about them, from retarded Alzheimers patient/Hollywood cowboy/American president Ronald Reagan and aggressive US foreign policy, to media (TV & movies) and even punk movement (and I agree with everything Biafra/band said). I must admit that in spite of some great moments I do not think this is one of their best works. It has some great stuff on it, like a cover of David Alan Coe's “Take This Job And Shove It” and one of the best reaganomics/cannibal songs I have ever heard - “Dear Abby”, and also there is a justified critique of punk movement in “Chickenshit Conformist” and “Anarchy For Sale”, and a few just mother fukking great tunes, but somehow I feel this album is just a bit too long, maybe if it was released like a mini LP... But then again, who am I to judge, and, it's Dead Kennedys after all.. I admit, I am the first to say I can never have enough of them!
Info Stuff: Alternative Tentacles, Discogs, Wikipedia (DK bio), Wikipedia (album info).

DEAD KENNEDYS [1986] Bedtime For Democracy

Year: 1986
Label: Alternative Tentacles
Size: 103 MB / 320 kbps 

01. Take This Job And Shove It
02. Hop With The Jet Set 
03. Dear Abby 
04. Rambozo The Clown
05. Fleshdunce
06. The Great Wall
07. Shrink
08. Triumph Of The Swill
09. Macho Insecurity
10. I Spy
11. Cesspools In Eden
12. One-Way Ticket To Pluto
13. Do The Slag
14. A Commercial
15. Gone With My Wind
16. Anarchy For Sale
17. Chickenshit Conformist
18. Where Do Ya Draw The Line
19. Potshot Heard Round The World
20. D.M.S.O.
21. Lie Detector

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this and the other DK albums. I had them on vinyl but haven't had a turntable for a few years now. :)

Adrian said...

Always has been my favorite DK album. Cesspools in Eden oozing away!!

winston95 said...

Thanks for the DK stuff - incredible stuff I haven't listened to in years. Really nice blog man, keep up the good work.